MINI Takes The States

  • Jim McDowell. MINI USA's head and chief prankster

    The secret to a healthy work environment is getting along with your co-workers, since nothing hampers productivity quite like office discord. One way to ensure on-the-job tranquility is to unite employees with a common goal, no matter how daunting the task may be. At MINI USA, that task may be as simple as bringing a car like the MINI Cooper Roadster from design to launch, or as complex as filling a colleague’s hotel room with confetti. Even MINI USA head Jim McDowell is a potential target, as evidenced by the MINI marketing team filling his car with beef jerky, “for...

  • 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
    2011 MINI Countryman Starts from $22,350

    The 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman will carry a base price of $22,350 including destination charges when it goes on sale at the end of this year. Automotive News reports from this week's media launch of the Countryman, that the MSRP begins only $550 below that of the three-door MINI Cooper Clubman...

  • 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
    New Photos: 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

    The 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman is on its way to America--and this week, it's on its way across America with the cross-country MINI Takes the States owners' rally. We showed you the Countryman earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and yesterday, we hopped on as a co-driver for the Countryman...

  • MINI Takes The States 2010
    Photo Gallery: MINI Takes the States

    It's part road rally, part charity drive--and this week for nearly 3000 MINI Cooper derivatives and their dedicated owners and fans, it's a chance to let MINI rule the road. While you're tussling with Excel spreadsheets or being micromanaged into insanity, thousands of MINI maniacs are heading...

  • MINI Takes The States rally
    MINI Fans To Rally Across The U.S.

    MINI has announced a new “MINI Takes The States” rally, which will kick off this August and allow thousands of fans to celebrate owning their iconic cars with fellow enthusiasts by joining a caravan across the country to Denver, Colorado. The rally will see participants drive through a total...

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